Every so often I find myself searching for something new to do, something original for this winter season. I found 3 activities I thought you might want to try for your next weekend get-away.
Visit the World’s Biggest Igloo
In the Swiss Alps resort of Iglu-Dorf in front of the Matterhorn, Zermatt, at an altitude of 2,727 stands the new 2016 world record of the world’s biggest igloo. The Igloo has a ceiling of 11 meters in height and 13 meters wide. The resort built the igloo with the sponsorship of Volvo to inaugurate its 20 years anniversary. Visitors can visit the igloo everyday between 10 am to 16:00 until April 16th 2016. No reservations needed. The best part? After the visit, right next to it is an igloo village where you can warm up and enjoy the view of the Matterhorn, visit the bar and restaurant, swim in the 38 degrees whirlpool or sit around a bonfire. Visitors have the possibility to stay over night and book guided tours for walks in the area.
Air board – New Winter sport
Try out the newly developed body board, winter sport equipment that is Swiss-made. It is plastic coated, light and perfectly glides through the snow. All it takes is 30 minutes of learning on how to use it and you are ready to hit the slopes. Ideal for those who do not ski or for those who want to do something new with friends and family. Please note that Airboard requires appropriate winter gear. For more information please visit the link below.
Dog-Sledding in Switzerland and France
A dog sledding tour is a unique experience to discover the nature surrounding and admire the Swiss Alps. Trips by dog sled are found all around the region from Megeve, Chamonix, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Davos, and Crans Montana. One nearby that I would highly recommend is in the Nordic Center of Saint-Cergues- La Givrine-La Cure, approximately 40 minutes away from Geneva. It has an 8 km trail exclusively for sledge dogs. Although, you have to hurry up as the spots get booked very fast!
Wishing you all a happy winter season!